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as president obama looked on from the pew the some conservatives in washington want to return to the bad old days of segregation or something. joining us is charles krauthammer. i don't want to put words in your mouth. i was down in caribbean and i kind of got the gist that you weren't that upset about this. as some people were. >> is that true? >> i'm afraid heads will have to roll in your research department. i was pretty rough on the pastor. i thought what he did was disgraceful. i think i called it libel. and it was actually quite an echo of what ted kennedy said when robert bork, remember when he was nominated within minutes kennedy was on the floor of the senate saying robert bork's america is in america where blacks can't be served at the counter. where women have back room abortions. and the pastor at this church essentially said the same thing. it's a racist country. racist, sexist, blames it on the religious right and it was a libel. it was a slander of the first order. the question was was obama somehow complicit in this because he didn't object before or afterwards my answer is w
seemed to stand a chance was chris christie. >>> just two hours from now, president obama leaves washington and ta his gun control proposals on the road. as kyla cam beryl reports, the -- as -- kyla campbell reports. >> reporter: president obama is speaking this afternoon at the denver police academy. he's focusing on colorado's recent passage of stricter gun laws that take effect july 1st. they include adopting universal background checks and a 15- round limit on gun magazines. those laws were sparked by last summer's deadly shooting at a movie theater in nearby aurora, colorado that left 12 people dead. victims from that tragedy will meet with the president today. some connected to the 1999 shooting at columbine high school will also meet with the president today. but not everybody in colorado is on board with president obama's proposals. what a group of sheriffs in colorado have on their agenda today when i see you next hour. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> later today, the connecticut state legislature is expected to pass some of the toughest gun c
a chance was chris christie. >>> just two hours from now, president obama leaves washington and ta his gun control proposals on the road. as kyla cam beryl reports, the -- as -- kyla campbell reports. >> reporter: president obama is speaking this afternoon at the denver police academy. he's focusing on colorado's recent passage of stricter gun laws that take effect july 1st. they include adopting universal background checks and a 15- round limit on gun magazines. those laws were sparked by last summer's deadly shooting at a movie theater in nearby aurora, colorado that left 12 people dead. victims from that tragedy will meet with the president today. some connected to the 1999 shooting at columbine high school will also meet with the president today. but not everybody in colorado is on board with president obama's proposals. what a group of sheriffs in colorado have on their agenda today when i see you next hour. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> later today, the connecticut state legislature is expected to pass some of the to
, the washington post reports that obama administration pushing banks to give out more home loans to people with weaker credit. did not one of them pay attention to what happened? do they not study history? doe they not understand anything? the reasoning? the housing rebound has left too many people behind. this sounds a little bit, just a little bit like well president clinton. like president bush. gosh, i want inch to have money to buy a house, but they don't. it's hard to disagree with the sentiment. but we've seen what happens when people think in terms of sentiment rather than solution. the market is improves. but here is another view on houses right now. 28% of all homeowners, in this country are still owing more than their homes are worth. the mortgage delinquency rate, on all loans is 7.4%. that is better than what it had been over 10%. just two years ago. but it is still not good. and more than 1.8 million properties in this country received foreclosure filings last year, 1.48 million remain in some stage of foreclosure. and president obama, folks -- i don't know what to say about
president obama heads to colorado to push for new gun control legislation. but he's coming under some serious fire for using decades-old information to sell a key part of his plan. we're live from washington. >> president obama barack obama continues his pressure campaign on a reluctant congress to pass federal gun control legislation. he's heading to colorado to meet with police and local lawmakers displaying a gun control package signed into law by governor john hick looper, yet his arguments are supposedly full of stale statistics. 40% of all gun purchases were made without a background check, but that number is almost 20 years old. >> why wouldn't we want to make it more difficult for a dangerous person to get his or her hand on a gun? why wouldn't we want to close the loophole that allows as many as 40% of all gun purchases to take place without a background check? why wouldn't we do that? >> that 40% bit was pulled from a study where 251 answered the question about where they got their guns. now we're hearing from groups like the washington gun association. members held a press
: u.s. president barack obama met with the singaporean prime minister in washington on tuesday. singapore has agreed to a u.s. plan to deploy cutting-edge combat ships to the country on a rotational basis, beginning as early as this month. obama expressed his appreciation to the country for allowing the u.s. to use military related facilities. >> i'm very thankful for singapore and its partnership. i'm thankful to prime minister lee for his outstanding work. >> singapore is very happy that the u.s. and the obama administration has been putting greater emphasis on its relations with asia. >> reporter: thailand and the philippines are asean members and old u.s. allies. by enhancing ties to singapore, in addition to these nations, the u.s. government is demonstrating its new defensive strategy. rebalancing to asia. mark ho, nhk world, singapore. >>> a human rights group has been looking at satellite photos of the city of matila in myanmar and they are alarmed by what they see. sectarian violence between buddhists and muslims erupted in the city two weeks ago, before and after imag
about a washington pastor injecting race into the easter services attended by president obama. we'll talk to charles about that. >> bill: caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. ♪ >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the left-wing media, rush lame because, and me. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. the two people, the liberal media fear most are radio guy rush limbaugh and me, your humble correspondent. that's because we both have powerful daily forums where we can explain what we believe is harmful to the country. recently on the net a number of left-wing media folks have tried to drum up a phony feud, citing divisions within the so-called conservative community. like they point to me and limbaugh as the primary example. the reportage is simply dishonest. the loons are taking my commentary out of context as they always do. i mean both mr. limbaugh and i literally say millions of words on the year each year. it's simple to distort them. especially for readers who have no blanking clue who n
. >>> president barack obama is trying to put gun control back in the spotlight. from the washington d.c. newsroom, he is dealing with lawmakers. >> reporter: senators will not likely start debating gun control legislation for two weeks instead of next week as planned. harry reid said it would be the number one priority when he returned this coming monday. he has excluded dianne finestein's web upon's ban bash weapons' ban and he said back ground checks should become universal including those at gun shows. one reason president barack obama is speaking is the state recently passed laws to expand gun background checks and limit the number of magazines they can hold. and president barack obama leaves for colorado three hours from now and we will have more on his agenda when i see you next hour. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> meantime connecticut state legislature is said to vote on some of the toughest laws in the country. if it becomes law, no firearm can be sold unless the buyer passes a background check. the list of band assault we
, washington. >>> at the white house today, president obama announced a major research project to unlock the mysteries of the human brain. the $100 million initiative would fund pure scientific research and produce leads toward treating brain disorders from autism and strokes to alzheimer's. scientists say they welcome the chance to spend money on research at a time when science budgets are getting squeezed. but it's not clear whether congress will actually approve this spending. >>> the state attorney general in arkansas is now investigating the break of an exxon mobil pipeline that sent thousands of gallons of crude oil flowing down the street into a residential neighborhood over easter weekend. the leak is bringing a lot of attention to our national network of pipelines, and re-igniting debate over another notable pipeline project. our report tonight from our chief environmental affairs correspondent anne thompson. >> reporter: from the air, it looks like a dark stain on this neighborhood. 20 miles north of little rock. >> the smell is unbelievable. i mean, look. incredible. and that
obama is pushing banks to make more mortgages available. "the washington post" reports the move could lead to the same risky spending that caused the housing crisis. #earnings. companies can now make major announcements on facebook and twitter that could move their stock. all investors are required to receive the news at the same time. but you have to let them know you might make the announcements on twitter and facebook. >> interesting. i have to follow these companies now. get that inside info. thank you. >>> a couple recalls to tell you about. subaru is recalling 200,000 legacy and outback models for possible corrosion in brake lines. tyson is recalling products because they are not saying they have a product in there. >>> jaycee's rock nation is teaming up to form rock nation sports. >>> talk about a pay cut. jc penney ceo received no bonus and was paid a mere t million. it's down from his 53.3 million bucks he earned the year before. not bad. bill nar investor carl icahn has nuance calling. straight ahead, atlanta teachers are cheating. they were cheating their students in favor
. the man that the hospital. >> and about a half hour from now president obama will leave washington d.c. and head west. to the bay area after stopping in, brought to pushes gun control proposals. he will head to san francisco where he will stay until tomorrow afternoon. he is attending for fund raising events while here in town. >> only 53 people, including nine attackers, have been killed in a daylong gun battle in western afghanistan. officials say the fighting broke out after suicide bombers disguised as afgan soldiers stormed the court house in farah province in a failed bid to free more than a dozen taliban . the governor says the dead include 34 civilians intense security force members. >> if you're waiting until the last minute to file your taxes there is and app that can help you make the experience as a affordable. rich demuro has the details. >> there is and app that can help you file by taking a picture of your w-2. >> it is that time of year again. ♪ have you filed your taxes check? >> i will. >> i am probably the only person. i am one of the smart people i do my taxes
'll hear, don, is president obama call for congress in washington, d.c. to do what legislators in colorado have done, which is colorado, the president will say is a frontier state, a state that has a history and respect for gun ownership, but they did take some measures to add restrictions on gun ownership including universal background checks, expanding them and a ban on high sxaft magazine, i believe over 15 rounds. so president obama will say that congress and washington, d.c. should do what colorado has done. of course, they're very different. the legislature in colorado is democratic. where as in washington, d.c. this is obviously the house is republican and there are some questions about whether or not this gun control legislation will be able to get through the senate, because not every democrat is on board and certainly some republicans are not as well. so that's basically his pitch today. >> okay, so that's a political battle here. let's go to the front lines, so to speak. you spent time with agents on the front lines of the nation's battle with gunle hav le havgun. tell us what y
to washington. >> hi, like so many californians i'm the son of immigrants. >> reporter: the announcement was delivered online, democrat roe cana plans to run against honda. cana served for the obama administration. he now teaches in stanford. >> i understand the skill set that is competitive for young people. whether it's robotics, whether it's having the right type of technology skills. >> reporter: even with $1 million in his war chest and a team that includes staffers from the obama campaign going up against handa will not be easy. honda won his first school election about the time that cana was in kindergarten. >> i have a will the of respect for cana's service. but this is not about him it's about my view for the future. i bring a different perspective on issues of silican valley. i have different ideas on how to attract businesses. and to be competitive in a global committee. >> reporter: and we reached out to honda's camp late in the day for comment but so far have not heard back. cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we did catch up with congressman mike honda earlier today on anoth
. >>> the obama administration is pushing banks to make more mortgages available to people with weaker credit. "the washington post" reports critics say the move could lead to the same risky lending that caused the housing crisis. >>> and #earnings. the s.e.c. will now let companies make major announcements on facebook and twitter that could move their stock. current rules require all investors to receive significant news at the same time. from cnbc's global headquarters, i'm bertha coombs. back to you. >>> now to business where a couple of recalls. subaru is recalling more than 200,000 legacy and outback models from 2005 to 2009. for possible corrosion in brake lines. >>> to a tyson recall of 127,000 pounds of uncooked breaded chicken tenderloins because they are not labeled as containing soy which is an allergen. >>> rapper and recording mogul jay-z adds a new title. sports agent. beyonce's husband signed new york yankees second baseman cano. he's teaming up with sports to form rock nation sports. >>> billionaire investor carl icahn snapped up a stake in nuance communications between dragon
a mas de 115 millones de seres humanos. >> para contrarrestar el presidente obama acaba de re sigo a nar, que intenten descifrar los misterios del cerebro. nos amplÍa desde washington. >> ahora el profesor espaÑol, rafael el cerebro ha sido siempre su gran desafÍo y ahora lo podrÁ enfrentar, sera uno de los que encabezarÁ la histÓrica tarea de tratar de descifrar el gran enigma que es el cerebro humano. >> podremos entender con un detalle nunca imaginable como funcionan los circuitos cerebrales que hacen ser lo que somos. >> el presidente obama anunciÓ en la casa blanca una inversiÓn inicial de 100 millones de dÓlares para la ambiciosa iniciativa conocida, por sus siglas en inglÉs y pidiÓ al congreso aprobar es un proyecto que tomarÍa 15 aÑos y durante la cual dibujan lo que dicen es un mapa del ser abro pacerebro par una causa de sinfÍn como parkinson y la ep lez. >> entender que les a corre o los pacientes que tienen skinz freno esquizofren esquizofrenia, alzheimer. >> carmen pastor vive con el dolor de ver como su madre ha sido empeorando a causa del alzheimer. >> tenemo
perez has come from washington, dc, to give welcoming remarks here at this summit. tom perez is the assistant attorney general of the civil rights division in washington, dc, he was nominated for that position by president obama and sworn in in october of 2009 and we are all the lucky -- we are all very lucky that that happened in october of 2009. tom has spent his entire career in public service and on protecting the civil rights of our most vulnerable people. tom actually joined the civil rights division as a young lawyer and while he was there he prosecuted some of the most significant cases in the country. lawyers in the civil rights division get fanned out to places in the country to handle cases in mississippi and alabama and california and all over and tom was one of those people. he was sent to texas to handle a very significant hate crime case when he was a young lawyer that involved a gang of white supremacists that went on a killing spree and ended up shooting 3 people and killing one when he was a young lawyer working in the civil rights division. he later se
and chris christy came out slightly behind. >>> president barack obama is trying to put gun control back in the spotlight. from the washington d.c. newsroom, he is dealing with lawmakers. >> reporter: senators will not likely start debating gun control legislation for two weeks instead of next week as planned. harry reid said it would be the number one priority when he returned this coming monday. he has excluded dianne finestein's web upon's ban bash weapons' ban and he said back ground checks should become universal including those at gun shows. one reason president barack obama is speaking is the state recently passed laws to expand gun background checks and limit the number of magazines they can hold. and president barack obama leaves for colorado three hours from now and we will have more on his agenda when i see you next hour. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> meantime connecticut state legislature is said to vote on some of the toughest laws in the country. if it becomes law, no firearm can be sold unless the buyer passes a background check. the list of band assault
washington. peter? >> that's right. sources confirm the obama administration launched a broad push to get mortgages to people with weaker credit records and provide banks with a taxpayer guarantee that they won't make their payments. sources say the administration is working with banks, the federal housing administration, the justice department, and other agencies to help home buyers with lower credit scores, but who might not be able to make mortgage -- who might be able to make mortgage payments now, but can't qualify because the bank is still cautious and tight with the lending standards. critics worry is sews seeds for another financial crisis and taxpayer bailout. >> this is a bad mistake, and it was shown to be a bad mistake by what happened in 2008. we would not have had a financial crisis if we had not followed policies that were intended to increase home ownership by making financing available to people who otherwise would not be able to get mortgages. >> the boom and bust were not caused by providing 30-year fixed rate mortgages to generally qualified families. it was caused by
washington post." and former national press secretary for the obama campaign, ben la bolt. thank you for joining me. ryan, if colorado and connecticut can do it, why can't congress do it? >> congress has more republicans. >> and some red-state people. >> now, if both chambers were controlled by democrats, it doesn't mean they would be able to move this through. even if something is 9 to 1, the 1 often votes on that issue, whereas the nine don't. of that -- very few of them are actually going to go to the polls and make their decision. they're going to go out and vote, so even on an issue that's 90/10, you can actually lose votes by taking the popular position. >> why is that, ezra? there's not 90% in this country for anything, right? what has happened that the nra is proposes an apocalyptic vision, and people are sort of laying down and taking it? >> first i'm happy we got into the political science so quickly. you have a very, very intense minority against gun control, and you have a regtively blase, that answers the question. in connecticut, for reasons that i don't think we need t
secretary chuck hagel speaks today at the national defense university at fort mcnair here in washington d.c. he plans to discuss this dj and fiscal challenges. we will have live coverage of his remarks starting at 12:30 p.m. eastern. president obama heads to colorado today. he will talk about the state's newly passed gun control laws. he will be at the denver police academy to for universal background checks as well as for congress to at least vote on assault weapons ban and limit some large capacity magazines. it begins at 5:00 p.m. eastern and we will have live coverage here on c-span. tonight, a look at protest troops in america. we recently talked with the code pink cofounder on how protest movements fit into the political discussion. we want to get your reaction to the conversation with your phone call, tweets, and facebook comments. a brief look at what you will see. >> i am very pleased to be joined by my wife kathy and my brother tom. >> i speak for the mothers -- pakistan and somalia. >> please remove that woman. >> the obama administration refused to tell congress what countries
. >> first lady michelle obama challenging kids to enter their favorite recipes in a healthy lunch contest. the winners will travel to washington, d.c. this summer, presenting their dishes at a white house lunchen. the first lady asking children ages 8-12 to create new trishus recipes if your kids want to submit recipes we have a link on our web site, dead line line is may 12th. >> a san rafael girl struck by an arrow received a care package from her favorite pop star. she is recovering quickly. yesterday a get well package arrived from tailor swift. packed with goodies like a tee shirt, poster and back back. she used swift's songs to keep her cool while being rushed to the hospital. apparently she saw tweets about nadine. >> my mom sthez is from tailor swift. i was like -- it was amazing. very no idea. >> her sister gave her a bow and arrow. it's compliments of a toy store in berkeley. police searching for the person that shot that arrow. >> tough little girl. >> traveling to and from school is proving to be a challenge for a group of children in china these students have to climb up and
washington. peter? >> hey, cheryl, that's right. sources confirm the obama administration launched a broad push to get mortgages to people with weaker credit records to help them and housing market as interest rates are at record lows. critics worry it's reviving the risky lending practices that created the financial crisis, but the administration, according to the sources, is working with banks, and the federal housing administration, the justice department, and other agencies to help people who want to buy a home, and they may is a lower credit score right now, but they might be able to make a mortgage payment, and they can't qualify because banks are still being very cautious and tight with their lending standards. >> it's very important for lenders to underwrite carefully and make sure that a person can afford the loan across the entire term of the loan. this effort does nothing to change that. all it does is loosen the credit a little bit to get it to more people who can afford a loan. >> unless we understand what caused the 2008 financial crisis, we're going to make the same mistake
legislation. in washington, jaqulin fell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president oe what is planning to visit connecticut next week to step up the pressure on congress to pass gun control legislation -- president obama is planning to visit connecticut. the president's call for nationwide gun control faces widespread opposition from republicans as well as from many moderate democrats. >>> a town in georgia has passed an unusual gun law kind of reminiscent of the old wild west. the city council in nelson georgia passed an ordnance last night that requires adults in the town of 1300 to own a gun. backers say what they're really trying to do here is make a point about gun rights. the ordnance goes in effect in 10 days however it does not contain any penalties. >>> in about 10 minutes, how are bay area schools and law enforcement reacting to the nra's plan? we asked a former officer who runs an emergency response team as well as a superintendent on whether that plan is even feasible. >>> happening now, members of a san francisco hotel union are out on the stree
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obama is pushing for everyone to own a home, even if they cannot afford it. no one in washington learned the lessons of the housing crisis. for more let's bring in lou dobbs. lou, this is one of our favorite topics the -- >> of favorite topic. he combines two of those old adages. the government is here to help and the check is in the mail. i think in the incense of the fha and this call by the obama administration for them to lower their credit standards, it is almost incomprehensible that this demonstration, no matter -- suppose no one is more critical of this a administration and i am, but even i am stunned by the stupidity of the statement. we are just coming out of the worst economic crisis since the depression. it is certainly without any qualification whatsoever the fault of the agency's that permitted this securitization of mortgages. and they're at it again five years out from the death of the crisis. the. gerri: the administration say we will let holder fee to the fire of these people go belly up. the government is so involved in the banking process. there's no daylight. gerri:
in the sand like an ostrich. we saw on the "washington post" an article, obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit. a frequent guest on my program said that would open the flood gates to risks and send us back to the path we were just trying to recover from. really? listen. young people, maybe it's better to rent for a while. when i was young, rates were 15%, 16%, you rent for a while. we don't need more tampering. it didn't work out the first time. back to you, david. >> it certainly did not, mr. santelli. what words of advice would they give for the smart phones today? tweet us and we'll air your responses next. welcome to the new new york state. what's the "new" in the new new york? a new property tax cap... and the lowest middle class income tax rate in 60 years... and a billion dollars in tax breaks and incentives. new opportunities for business. over 250,000 new private sector jobs were created over the last two years. and 17 straight months of job growth. with the most private sector jobs ever. lower taxes, new incentives, new jobs, now that's
for daily use and a 30-tablet free trial. >>> the obama administration is pushing for banks to make home loans available to americans with weaker credit. cnbc's eamon javers joining us now with more of the details. eamon? >> good evening, brian. the "washington post" reported this story this morning. let me walk you through the details of what they say is a campaign by obama administration officials to push banks to loosen their lending standards when it comes to home mortgages. the "post" saying that the obama administration wants those banks to begin to lend again post-crisis. they say they've ratcheted the standards up too high and they want the banks to use those taxpayer-backed programs that enable them to do it and they're also urging the department of justice to reassure banks they won't be subject to prosecution or investigation if they move toward lending to people with lower credit scores. apparently, obama administration officials now feeling that some of the bank loan requirements of 20% down and near pristine credit scores are too high and that's hurting the housing recovery
and obama has made a better case. he talks about infrastructure investment and it's not going to happen. there is a log jam in washington where people are on different pages. >> they showed who is better dealing with the split decision. you hope that they are talking about the debt enough to be at about where the president is. it is almost right along party lines. >> that doesn't surprise me and the issue where the republicans do the best with the democrats. are they winning on issues of the jobs and the economy? republicans were talking about are you better off than four years ago? that wasn't the right question to ask. now the challenge is to refight the battle that should have happened in the election about how are you going to do it? >> it's a little early to sit here and say for sure. it's possible health care implementation could end up being a top five issue at least in 2014. what will the economic question be? >> it's going to be do people feel like -- this is almost anywhere. do people feel like this or not. if they feel like things are getting better and the president's party
check and yet people in washington are working hard to kill this every single day. it just doesn't make sense. and that's why, you know, the way barack obama won two elections was person to person talking about the issues and he won elections that people say he couldn't win and that's exactly the kind of commitment and the kind of organizing we have to do around these legislative issues. they are going to spend all of the money in the world and we're going to encounter it with fax and people and i like our chances. >> well, i think you laid out a real strategy and it's interesting when you were talking about he won elections people didn't think he could win, i was looking at a quote from you where you talked about doing health care five different times during the health care we went in and told the president it was dead and five different times he put it together and passed a bill that has made millions of americans live better and that's why he's the leader who i believe in. and i think that's an interesting statement, jim. it gives a lot of hope on the policies we're dealing with now
not reached washington yet. >> john: you look at what happened last week in this country with marriage equality. if the people lead, the leaders will follow. people were for it before barack obama came out for it as well. i want to ask you sam then you, colin how do you grade the president's speeches? we haven't heard specific critiques about the up-or-down vote he demanded in the state of the union ain't gonna happen. >> i'm not convinced it isn't going to happen. there will be a lot of amendments and there's a question as to what bill is going to make it to the floor. that seems to change on a daily basis. i think he's right to push this call for giving a vote because there's a lot of electeds who don't want to take the vote. they're worried about it. that means that if there is a vote, they'll feel a lot of pressure to vote in favor of some type of legislation. but -- so i think it is early to grade the president. i think in this instance, i don't think he's doing such a bad job. he's going out to connecticut. he's going out to the country. he's taking it to the people. and so i thi
control legislation. in washington, jaqulin fell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president oe what is planning to visit connecticut next week to step up the pressure on congress to pass gun control legislation -- president obama is planning to visit connecticut. the president's call for nationwide gun control faces widespread opposition from republicans as well as from many moderate democrats. >>> a town in georgia has passed an unusual gun law kind of reminiscent of the old wild west. the city council in nelson georgia passed an ordnance last night that requires adults in the town of 1300 to own a gun. backers say what they're really trying to do here is make a point about gun rights. the ordnance goes in effect in 10 days however it does not contain any penalties. >>> in about 10 minutes, how are bay area schools and law enforcement reacting to the nra's plan? we asked a former officer who runs an emergency response team as well as a superintendent on whether that plan is even feasible. >>> happening now, members of a san francisco hotel union are out on the street in support of a plan to a
examining the debate over fracking. "washington journal" is next. >> ♪ host: good morning on this wednesday, april 3, 2013. the front page of usa today says border security and could hurt immigration reform. presidents obama travels to denver to call on congress to pass stricter gun control laws. this is on the heels of reports yesterday that a senate bill is in peril. gun control legislation, what's next? also, send us a tweet. or post your comments on facebook. and you can e-mail us. begin with ed o'keefe of the washington post and joining us to talk about his peace yesterday on the front page. senatete that when the returns next week to take up gun-control legislation, there are provisions that are in danger. all of itically, might be in peril. there are concerns there might not be enough support for a proposed expansion of the background check program, currently supported by nine out of 10 americans. the various democrats running for reelection in 2014, not enough of them have signaled they will support the plan if it were put to a vote. the other aspect of this that i
much. we have breaking news right now in washington. john harwood with the details. over to you, john. >> maria, this is part of the sequester battle this is symbolic. you had president obama at the white house confirming he's going to return 5% of his salary since the beginning of the sequester, which hit on march the 1st. now, the president makes $400,000 a year. that's a little more than $30,000 a month, which means that 5% of that for a month, so far, we're just in the beginning of april, is less than $2,000. not a consequential amount of money, but this is part of the president's attempt to get the high ground, especially as some of the sequester effects kick in. i wouldn't be at all surprised, we heard a similar thing from chuck hagel, the defense secretary, because a lot of the defense cuts are coming in defense, earlier today. i wouldn't be surprised if we hear that from some members of congress, with the question of leadership as well. but principally, only for those who like president obama, don't actually need that money, maria. >> john, thanks so much. john, let me ask you
of 17.2 billion, largely because of tightening lending standards, the obama administration is pushing lenders to make it easier for people with weaker credit to obtain home loans. liz: peter barnes is joining us live from washington, d.c. with more on this development. peter? >> that's right, liz and david. sources confirming that the administration is planning a broad push to get mortgages to people with weaker credit records, credit scores, and, provide them with a taxpayer guaranty. sources say the administration is working with banks, the federal housing administration and other agencies to modify government rules to help homebuyers with lower credit scores who might be able to make mortgage payments now but can't qualify because banks are still being very cautious and tight with their lending standards. critics worry all of this will just tee up another financial crisis and future taxpayer bailouts. >> it's absolutely incredible to me we are going again in the same direction so soon after the financial crisis, simply because the administration and many others have refused to acce
. take a look at reaction -- we'll keep an eye on the reaction today. >>> obama administration pushing u.s. banks to make more home loans to people with weaker credit. sounds like stories of the past. "the washington post" reports the president's economic advisers say the housing market is leaving too many behind as it rebounds especially young people looking to buy their first home and those whose credit reports were hurt by the recession. housing officials are urging they won't face penalties to people who later default. it opens the door to risky lending that led to the housing crisis in the first place. the same is happening here in britain. >>> bp put its wind power business up for sale. the unit is worth $1.5 billion is a retreat from alternative energy to focus on core oil and gas operations. wind power is one of the largest renewable businesses and bp is among the largest u.s. wind generators. shares are just fractionally higher in london today. that's outperforming the market. hash tag earnings. s.e.c. making a big decision regarding company news and social media. bertha coombs
in 2008 was hillary clinton would run and be the nominee, a little known senator barack obama upset that, and the rest is history. i suspect behind closed doors she's going to take some time off and do exactly what she's telling everybody, but nobody believes. >> joe biden was asked by "the washington post," has the race already begun, mr. vice president? the answer was, no. if you know anything about me, i've been making that same speech for 30 years. look into it. he has. he has great street cred. the women in the audience knew it, as much as they loved hillary, but that was clearly her home court advantage, but they know that joe biden has the sponsor of the violence against women act and has been a fighter for that. >> and it's been reauthorized. you know, we all know that joe is a mench, and the vice president is somebody, you know, who has a wide base of support, not only in the democratic party, but among a lot of people in the country, that believe that he is hard-working, straight-talking guy, but, you know, i thought the dynamic between former secretary clinton and vice preside
: it is. ♪ boogie wonderland ♪ . >> gretchen: a good workout song. president obama heads to colorado in a few hours to push his gun control plan. but he's coming under fire for using decades old information to sell the new idea. elizabeth prann has more, live in washington. good morning. >> good morning. the senate may be hearing legislation addressing gun trafficking and expanded background checks in the next week or two. this while president obama continues his pressure campaign while traveling to colorado today. he'll display the state's gun control package. lawmakers there proposed some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. the bill today sets limits on ammunition magazines and expands background checks. the president's arguments, however, are full of stale statistics. he's been using, quoting 40% of all gun purchases are made without a background check, but that number is almost 20 years old. listen. >> why wouldn't we want to make it more difficult for a dangerous person to get his or her hand on a gun? why wouldn't we want to close the loophole that allows as many as 40% of
to washington four years ago? >> so i could be here where our government is making these decisions. at that when obama came in, we would have a chance to end the wars and not getting into drone wars in such a big way. i want to have more influence. >> did you vote for president obama? >> i voted for the green party candidate. 2007.e is a hearing from [video clip] >> all americans should be proud of their sons and daughters serving in iraq today. thank you. [indiscernible shouting] >> please remove them. >> no! no. >> throughout the remaining of this hearing you will be prosecuted in the district of columbia and will prosecute them under the law. >> who is that woman they were pulling out? >> she had never been in a hearing in her life. she had loved ones in the military. many of the people who come to these hearings are people who have lost children in the iraq or afghanistan. they are very emotional. she was scared to death being pulled out. she has never been arrested in her life. most of these people have never been arrested in their lives. they're doing this because they have a deep, versati
, president obama told a denver audience if a state like colorado can pass what he calls common-sense gun laws, so can congress here in washington. our white house correspondent jessica yellin is joining us from denver with more. >> reporter: hi, wolf. the president came here to call on supporters to pressure congress to pass a law expanding background checks before he said opponents can run out the clock. president obama traveled west to keep up his campaign for tough new gun safety laws. >> every day that we wait to do something about it, even more of our fellow citizens are stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. now, the good news is, colorado has already chosen to do something about it. >> reporter: he's talking about the package of new gun safety laws colorado's democratic governor signed last month. they limit magazine clips to 15 rounds, require universal background checks, and require gun customers to pay for the cost of their background checks. the proposal introduced in the u.s. senate doesn't even include two of those three new measures, but it's struggling for votes. that ma
." >>> president obama headed to a community where a gunman opened fire in a theater. will he be able to regain momentum on gun control? we'll talk with our chief washington correspondent and anchor, jake tapper and elijah cummings will be weighing in as well. >>> what a 911 dispatcher overhears this call. >> she is wet, and i don't know how to get in. i am knocking on doors. there is nobody home. >> she gets her mom on the case. we'll explain, right after the break. i had enough of feeling embarrassed about my skin. [ designer ] enough of just covering up my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is enough. ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbrel may not work for everyone -- and may not clear you completely, but for many, it gets skin clearer fast, within 2 months, and keeps it clearer through 6 months. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events, including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reacti
for buzzfeed, which now has bureaus in new york, washington and london london? >> l.a. >> bill: all right. you got it covered, man. >> the site has done well >> bill: congratulations? >> thank you >> bill: president obama leaves the white house for denver. on monday, he is going up to hartford, connecticut, to give a speech again about gun safety gun control, and he's doing that today in denver going tots denver police academy and then giving -- making some public remarks about the need for congress to act. so we saw last week that the state of connecticut acted, the toughest gun control room measures in the nation. if the connecticut legislature can do it, john, why can't con congress? >> because congress is never going to do something like that you know, partly, it's a power deal. >> yeah. >> i think, you know, look the fact is the nra is a very powerful o. there is no doubt, i think, about that. but honestly, if you look at the house, the best majority of republican conference the nra isn't having to lobby them hard and we have moved far enough away from
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